Washington State Championships

The FIX IT Robotics Team will be one of 34 teams competing today, March 17 at the Championship Event in Seattle Washington.

Opening Ceremonies is at 11am, with robot matches played all afternoon. If they are on time, final awards starts at 5:30pm.

There’s usually a live feed from the competition, but I don’t have the link yet. It should be posted on the FIRST Washington Website.
Live feed link: http://twitch.tv/firstwa_blue1

Pasteur Interleague Event

FIX IT competed in the Pasteur Interleague event in Washington State on Dec. 15, 2018.

We started the day by setting up our pit. We were excited and ready to go. We then had time to practice our interview a few times before getting queued for our judging interview. It was little scary, especially for our new team members but we did pretty well. Even though there were a few hiccups, everyone was confident and we made it though alive!

We had a lot of fun at Interleague! Some of the highlights were:

  • Switching wings and hats with the Rose Dragons.
    Interleague fun
  • Autonomous working in every match, including the final qualifying match.  Encoder turns were perfect, finally!
  • Dancing to YMCA
  • Ines and Emily read it was T’was the Night before Interleague and received much applause
  • Flipping our hats onto our heads at the beginning of every match
  • Walking in the middle of the auditorium with the Canadian flag for the playing of “Oh Canada” amid much cheering

It was very exciting to be chosen for an alliance in the Elimination Rounds. Unfortunately, we lost out in the first round, but just being chosen added to the excitement of the day.

After a long and eventful Interleague, it was time for Closing Ceremonies. We won Motivate and 2nd Inspire and qualified for the Washington State Championships! You will see us there!!

FIX IT Team at Interleague

Race Car Wrap up

When we finally got to MIT, we were given the final track. It was huge
and took up an entire ice rink!

The race course required all the skills we built throughout the summer, having many components needing open CV, and we decided to use ROS to connect and create nodes, notably our safety controller. The course had lots of challenges which testing our programming to the limits! Continue reading “Race Car Wrap up”